London Youth Committee notes
London Youth Committee notes
June 23, 2016
Well done to all the teams that attended North London Shamrock's Tournament last Saturday.
Tara Youths Gaelic Summer Camp
Tara Youths GFC will be holding their annual Summer Camp at Hendon FC in Kingsbury from Monday the 25th of July to Friday the 29th July from 10am till 3pm. Children from all clubs will be invited to attend . For more information or bookings please contact Tina Tracey on firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Britain Competitions (ABC's) Launch for 2016
Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy coming âhomeâ as Cups take Pride of Place again at GAA All Britain Championship Tournament. It will attract almost 2000 youth participants from schools and GAA Clubs all over England, Scotland, and Wales with an invitation cross- community Ulster team, CÃºchulainns participating. The Tournament will be graced this year again by the presence of the Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire Cups. The presence of the Cups named in their honour in London could not be more appropriate in the year of the 100th Anniversary of 1916. It will also include an extra day of competition. The presence of the two cups resonates deeper than the notoriety of their names. They highlight the enormous contribution of the GAA community in Britain in the development of the organisation. The full contribution Britain made to the GAA is not popularly and fully known. Many would be surprised to know that the contribution of both Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy was made almost entirely in Britain with many others at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Century, a period when London won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in 1901 (see attached from ABC Programme for full article about Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire)
The importance of the ABC tournament can be demonstrated by those attending from GAA Headquarters in Croke Park. At this stage it is anticipated that those present will include: AogÃ¡n Ã Fearghail, President of the GAA, Michael Hasson, President of the Council of Ulster and Vice âPresident of GAA, Helen O Roarke, CEO Ladies Games, Pat Daly, Director of Games, and Frank Burke, Head of Coaching and Games. The games will also be attended by Irish Ambassador, Dan Mulhall, and Celine Byrne of the Irish Abroad Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs.
The Games Schedules for this yearâs tournament are as follows:
On Thursday 7th of July at 10.30am for Primary Schools
On Friday 8th of July at 10.30am Secondary Schools at 3.00pm U-8/10 Boys Gaelic Football;
On Saturday 9th of July at 10.30am and U-12/16 Boys Gaelic Football; Ladies Gaelic Football (All Ages);
On Sunday 10th of July at 10.30am U-14/18 Boys Gaelic Footbal Hurling/Camogie (All Ages).
Any Enquiries please contact Lloyd Colfer, Secretary of All Britain Competition Committee & Community Development Administrator, London G.A.A.on 07872 600073
Dates For Your Diary
All Britain Competitions (ABC's) from Thursday the 7th of July to Sunday the 10th of July at Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds
Thomas McCurtain's Tournament on Saturday the 16th of July
U16 and U18 Provincial Championship on Saturday the 16th of July
U12's 7âs Tournament on Saturday, the 6th of August in Greenford
U14's 7âs Tournament on Saturday, the 13th of August in Greenford
U16's 7âs Tournament on Saturday, the 20th of August in Greenford
Hurling blitz for U8-U12 will be held at Kilburn Gaels on Saturday the 20th of August from 12 noon
U18's 7âs Tournament on Saturday, the 27th of August in Greenford
Dermot Earley Tournament on on Saturday the 3rd of September
St Kiernan's James O' Brien Day on Saturday the 10th of September
St Anthony's Tournament on Saturday the 17th of September
Hurling blitz for U8-U12 will be held at Greenford on Saturday the 24th of September from 12 noon
London IrishTournament on Saturday the 1st of October
If you require any further information please contact the London Youth's Secretary Joel McInern on 07956103723